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   The Girl with the Golden Shoes
by Colin Channer
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Categories: New in Paperback | Caribbean Literature
Code: 3664 |  ISBN: 1933354267 |  170 pp. |  Publication Date: 2007
Publisher: Akashic Books (Independent Publisher)
Format: Trade Paperback
About this book
Set in 1942 on the imagined island of San Carlos, a cultural cocktail of Trinidad, Cuba, and Jamaica, this is the story of Estrella Thompson, a headstrong fourteen-year-old girl whos forced to fend for herself when shes banished from the isolated fishing village where shes lived all her life.

Colin Channer's major works of fiction include the novel Waiting in Vain and the story collection Passing Through, which Junot Diaz described as "a splendid collection by one of the Caribbean Diasporas finest writers." He also edited Iron Balloons: Hit Fiction from Jamaicas Calabash Writers Workshop (Akashic Books, 2006). Channer is an assistant professor of English and the coordinator of the BA creative writing program at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York.


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